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Support Groups & Classes

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

NAMI Connection is for adults who have been diagnosed with or who suspect they may have a mental illness. This support group is facilitated by people who have mental illnesses and is meant to help people share their challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. There is no need to register – come when you feel like you need someone to talk to or want to support others with similar difficulties.

(This is temporarily on hold until we can get facilitators trained.)

Support Group for Families and Friends of the Mentally Ill

This group is free and available to the public whether members or not. The support group is generally for those who have close relations who are struggling with mental illness. People share stories, successes, challenges, and information. This group is an ongoing group and people can attend any time of the year.

WHEN: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM

WHERE:  Development Workshop,  555 West 25th Street,  Idaho Falls, ID

NAMI Family-to-Family Education Course

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 8-week course for people who have loved ones with severe mental illnesses.  It is led by trained facilitators who have family experience with mental illness and class members receive valuable information on:

  • Current information about Mental Illness
  • Information about medications, side effects, and strategies for medication adherence
  • Understanding the experience of a person with mental illness
  • Strategies for handling crises and relapse
  • Focusing on care for the caregiver
  • Supports and services within the community, as well as information about advocacy to improve and expand services

For more information on NAMI Family to Family classes go to  https://nami.org/Support-Education/Mental-Health-Education/NAMI-Family-to-Family  (copy and paste).

WHEN:  We offer classes in Idaho Falls in the Spring and Fall.  We can also offer a class in Blackfoot in the Spring and in Rexburg in the Fall.  We need at least 3 class members in order to provide a class.

WHERE:  Idaho Falls - classes meet at the Development Workshop,  555 West 25th Street.  Blackfoot and Rexburg locations vary by class dates.